We know that choosing the right degree is complex. One particularly important factor in this process is determining the financial commitment you will have to make to complete a program, and which one gives you the best return on your investment once you graduate. Of course, it's also essential to investigate scholarships and financial aid to offset tuition. Here are the typical costs for an anthropology degree:

average yearly tuition as per the most recent US census data
$ 10,378 per year
Average in-state tuition in 2017

24% above average compared to other degrees

$ 27,498 per year
Average out-of-state tuition in 2017

37% above average compared to other degrees

$ 47,470 per year
Average private tuition in 2017

47% above average compared to other degrees

What do anthropology graduates earn?

Anthropology students make an average of $50,372 per year after graduation. This is 25% below average compared to other undergraduate degrees.

$ 50,372 per year
Average graduate salary in 2017

Bottom 9% of degrees

N/A
% of people underpaid in 2019

0% above average compared to other degrees

Tuition costs for popular anthropology schools in the US

There are 858 schools in the US that offer a anthropology degree. The anthropology schools in the nation with the highest enrollment are University of California-Los Angeles, University of California-San Diego and University of California-Irvine. Here's a breakdown of tuition costs for the schools that award the most degrees in anthropology per year:

School NameIn-State Tuition
University of California-Los Angeles$13,261
University of California-San Diego$14,018
University of California-Irvine$13,738
University of California-Berkeley$14,170
University of California-Santa Barbara$14,451
University of California-Davis$14,419
New York University$50,464
California State University-Long Beach$6,730
San Diego State University$7,460
Boston University$52,082

Top US schools for an anthropology degree

The following chart lists the most prestigious schools offering anthropology degrees, along with their average acceptance rate and tuition costs:

School NameAcceptance RateIn-State Tuition
Stanford University5%$49,617
Harvard University5%$48,949
Princeton University6%$47,140
Columbia University in the City of New York7%$57,208
Yale University7%$51,400
Massachusetts Institute of Technology7%$49,892
Pomona College8%$51,075
Brown University8%$53,419
University of Chicago9%$56,034
Northwestern University9%$52,678

Cheapest US schools for an anthropology degree

Of the schools in the US that offer an anthropology degree, the following have the lowest tuition costs:

School NameTuition
American River College$1,104
Cosumnes River College$1,104
Sacramento City College$1,104
San Joaquin Delta College$1,104
Copper Mountain Community College$1,112
Antelope Valley College$1,124
Chabot College$1,138
Fullerton College$1,138
Las Positas College$1,138
Cypress College$1,140

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